What’s New? Dry Cleaning – Viking Hair

London based quartet Dry Cleaning are typified by building, repetitive riffs and Florence Shaw’s deadpan, mordant vocal delivery.

Their latest single, ‘Viking Hair’ “is inspired by romantic ideas about someone you’re attracted to but don’t know well, and distracting things seen in the street”. It’s one of the band’s most charming tracks to date.

The song is also accompanied by one of the most charming videos of 2019. Simple as can be, the video films a weekly LGBT line dancing class and club where everyone is welcome.

The band provide more context: “Based in Clapham, South London, it was established in 1993 and is run by Michael, Anne and Peter. Whilst recording ‘Viking Hair,’ we noticed the mood and rhythm of the song brought line dancing to mind. We found Cactus Club online and approached them to see if they would be interested in helping us to make a video. Dry Cleaning wish to thank the Cactus Club organizers and all the dancers who took part for sharing the fantastic atmosphere at their club with us, and for their enthusiasm and expertise.”

Dry Cleaning have also just announced details of their upcoming UK tour.


17th October – Workman’s Club, Dublin, IE

19th October – Simple Things Festival, Bristol

20th October – SWN Festival, Cardiff

23rd October – The Lexington, London (SOLD OUT)

23rd November – Great Western Festival, Glasgow

24th November – Picture House Social, Sheffield

15th – 18th January 2020 – Eurosonic – Groningen, Netherlands


12th February – Gullivers, Manchester

13th February – Sneaky Pete’s, Edinburgh

14th February – The Hug and Pint, Glasgow

15th February – Hyde Park Book Club, Leeds